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Khaleda Zia’s son, 29 others indicted in 2004 bombing


March 18th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 18 (IANS) The son of former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia and 29 others were Sunday indicted by a special court for a grenade attack in 2004 ... Read more...

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Involve people to curb terror, Khaleda Zia tells US


May 25th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 25 (IANS) Former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia has urged the US to "involve people" for sustainable and effective curbing of terrorism.On a visit to the US, Zia, ... Read more...

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Stop border killings, Khaleda Zia tells India (Lead)


May 6th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 6 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia Friday urged India to end incidents of shooting on the international boundary by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF), ... Read more...

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US asks Bangladesh to compromise with Yunus


March 20th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 20 (IANS) A top US official has asked Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to compromise on the removal of Muhammad Yunus from the Grameen Bank, saying his ... Read more...

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Bangladesh group used Pakistan grenades for terror attacks


January 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 28 (IANS) Using a cache of 32 grenades it received from Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Bangladeshi Islamist outfit Harkatul Jihad al Islami (HuJI) staged seven attacks during 2004-05 against then ... Read more...

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Trial of Khaleda Zia’s younger son begins in absentia


January 5th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 5 (IANS) The trial has begun here in absentia of former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia's younger son Arafat Rahman Koko, who is charged with graft and money laundering. Koko ... Read more...

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Top Bangladesh opposition leader held for ‘war crimes’ (Lead)


December 19th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 19 (IANS) Bangladesh's senior opposition leader Salauddin Quader Choudhury, who has been accused of killing over a 100 people, mostly minority Hindus, during the 1971 Liberation War was arrested ... Read more...

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Opposition-enforced strike in Bangladesh enters third day


December 19th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 19 (IANS) Bangladesh's port city of Chittagong and its surrounding areas were paralysed for the third consecutive day Sunday as the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) enforced a ... Read more...

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A new house for Khaleda Zia


December 14th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 14 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia is to move into a seven-bedroom house in a swank diplomatic area here, her aides said a month after the government ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s former PM evicted amid protests (Fourth Lead)


November 13th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 13 (IANS) Bangladesh's former prime minister Khaleda Zia was Saturday evicted from her government home and reached the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) office amid protests by her supporters.The ... Read more...

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One killed, 50 injured in Bangladesh protests (Lead)


October 24th, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 24 (IANS) One person was killed and over 50 people sustained bullet wounds as villagers protesting the government's attempt to acquire their lands for an army housing project ... Read more...

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50 injured in Bangladesh protests


October 24th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 24 (IANS) Over 50 people sustained bullet wounds as villagers protesting the government's attempt to acquire land for an army housing project clashed with security forces near the national ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi terror group operates despite ban


September 15th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 15 (IANS) Banned Islamist outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) receives five million takas ($72,254) from domestic and foreign sources every month to run its operations, a media report said Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Deals with India top Bangladesh opposition’s protest agenda


September 9th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 9 (IANS) Corruption and five deals with India that "compromise national interest" top the protest agenda of main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). The party's chief and former prime ... Read more...

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Hasina government image dips over prices, graft


August 29th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 29 (IANS) The popularity of the Bangladesh government led by Sheikh Hasina has taken a beating over price rise, power shortage and perceptions of graft, a survey conducted on ... Read more...

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Dhaka presses graft charges against Khaleda Zia’s son


July 7th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 7 (IANS) Bangladesh's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has pressed money-laundering charges against opposition leader Khaleda Zia's son Tarique Rahman and his business partner Giasuddin Al Mamun. Rahman and Mamun siphoned Taka 204 ... Read more...

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Ruling party loses Chittagong mayoral election (Lead)


June 18th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chittagong, June 18 (IANS) Mohammed Manjur Alam, backed by the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, will be the mayor of Chittagong, the country's second largest city that is also its principal port, ... Read more...

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Opposition candidate is Chittagong mayor


June 18th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chittagong, June 18 (IANS) Mohammed Manjur Alam, backed by the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, will be the mayor of Chittagong, the country's principal port town, it was announced Friday. This marked ... Read more...

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India ‘instigating’ Dhaka war crimes trials, says Jamaat


April 2nd, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 2 (IANS) Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), Bangladesh's largest Islamist party, has blamed "India's instigation" for the war crimes trial the government has initiated to bring to book those who killed unarmed civilians ... Read more...

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Musharraf met Indian militant in Dhaka: Bangladesh minister


January 9th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 9 (IANS) On the eve of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's trip to New Delhi, a Bangladesh minister has alleged that then Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf met an Indian militant ... Read more...

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Zia gets six more months in her Dhaka home


December 15th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 15 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia will not be evicted from her home here for six more months, the Dhaka High Court has said while extending her ... Read more...

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Khaleda Zia re-elected chief of Bangladesh Nationalist party


December 5th, 2009 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 4 (DPA) Former prime minister Khaleda Zia was re-elected chairperson of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), a party spokesman said Friday. T.H. Khan, chief of the party's election commission, ... Read more...

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Zia’s sons sued for boat capsize that killed 84


December 3rd, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 3 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has sued opposition leader Khaleda Zia's two sons and their business partner who were owners of the boat that capsized last week killing 84 people. They ... Read more...

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Onus on India to settle unresolved issues with Bangladesh: Zia


November 15th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 15 (IANS) India being the larger neighbour bears the "major responsibility" to settle unresolved issues with Bangladesh, former prime minister Khaleda Zia said as the two neighbours prepared for ... Read more...

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Zia blames ‘foreign hand’ for industrial violence


November 7th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 7 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia has blamed "instigation by competitor foreign countries" for the recurring violence in the country's money-spinning garment sector. Her accusation Friday ... Read more...

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Won’t allow ’subversion’ by fugitive Indian militants: Dhaka


October 14th, 2009 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 14 (IANS) "Subversive activities" by fugitives of an Indian militant group are "part of a conspiracy" against Bangladesh and won't be permitted, a minister said Wednesday. Minister of ... Read more...

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Bangladesh court to question officials in 2004 arms seizure


September 29th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 29 (IANS) Bangladesh investigators are preparing to question a former home secretary and four others who formed a team to probe the seizure in 2004 of 10 truckloads of firearms ... Read more...

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Dhaka won’t hand over top ULFA leader to India


September 12th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 12 (IANS) Bangladesh says it will not hand over Indian separatist leader Anup Chetia, who served a jail term here for entering the country with fake documents, but stressed it ... Read more...

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Murder charge against Bangladesh PM dropped


August 17th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 17 (IANS) A Dhaka court Monday dropped a murder charge against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her political associates, which was levelled almost three years ago for being present ... Read more...

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Two get 10 years in jail for Bangladesh bombing


August 16th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 16 (IANS) A court in Bangladesh's Chittagong town Sunday awarded 10 years' jail term to two militants of a banned outfit for carrying out bombing near a shopping mall four ... Read more...

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Bangladesh seeks joint study on India’s Tipaimukh dam


July 28th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 28 (IANS) Bangladesh will insist on a joint study to determine any adverse impact on its ecology that a dam India proposes to build near its border, a senior ... Read more...

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Dhaka opposition parties keep out of team to inspect Indian dam


July 26th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 26 (IANS) Bangladesh's opposition parties have opted out of a team that will visit the site of the Tipaimukh dam in India's Manipur state. While Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has ... Read more...

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Dhaka moots PM level talks if Indian dam found harmful


July 20th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 20 (IANS) Bangladesh has said that if the parliamentary team visiting the site of an Indian dam finds it "harmful", it would demand a meeting of the Joint Rivers ... Read more...

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Dhaka opposition dissatisfied with Indian assurance on dam


July 18th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 18 (IANS) Protesters here began a 'long march' against a dam across the border in northeastern India as Bangladesh's main opposition rejected Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assurance that ... Read more...

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Khaleda to get son Tarique to rebuild BNP


June 19th, 2009 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 19 (IANS) Bangladesh opposition leader and two-time prime minister Khaleda Zia may get her politician son Tarique Rahman to return from Britain to rejuvenate the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), a ... Read more...

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